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Joe Carbonara

Excellence in Experience

In addition to projecting slow but real growth for the foodservice industry in 2018, The NPD Group outlined a handful of attributes that will affect the way consumers use foodservice. Specifically, NPD predicts consumers will remain strapped for time, embrace digital ordering even more and strive to develop a closer relationship with their couches.

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Juan Martinez

Eye on Efficiency

If your new year’s resolution has fallen by the wayside not that the calendar has turned to February, never fear. It is always a good time to explore new experiences and new opportunities to make a difference in the foodservice industry.

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Jerry Stiegler

Restaurant Sales Flat in January, Sales Growth Among Largest Chains Slowed, and the Number of U.S. Restaurants Dipped

U.S. retail sales declined in January while restaurant sales were flat. Rising government price indexes raise fears of higher inflation and interest rates. Technomic reports sales growth among the 500 largest restaurant chains slowed for the second consecutive year. The number of restaurants in the U.S. declined last year. These stories and whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.

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Darden Restaurants' Board of Directors has appointed Eugene Lee to serve as its chief executive officer effective immediately. Lee previously held the position on an interim basis.

Lee brings more than 30 years of restaurant operating experience to the role, including serving as Darden's president and chief operating officer for one year. Prior to that Lee served as president of the company's Specialty Restaurant Group (SRG) for six years. He joined Darden in 2007 as part of its acquisition of RARE Hospitality International, where Lee served as president and chief operating officer. 

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